Drinking >1G of water a day

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  1. Jumbie

    Jumbie Senior member

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    Psst I'm a doctor too and most people in the medical profession no jack shit about these things

    I'm not a doctor.

    I just play one on TV.
     


  2. Flambeur

    Flambeur Senior member

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    Psst I'm a doctor too and most people in the medical profession no jack shit about these things

    but at least they KNOW how to spell KNOW?
     


  3. Gotham

    Gotham Senior member

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    but at least they KNOW how to spell KNOW?

    They didnt cover spelling in med school
     


  4. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    Doctor told me once that if you have to pee soon after you drink a lot of water its just going through you and not much benefit

    i heard this actually means you're hydrated and is when it's most beneficial
     


  5. Jumbie

    Jumbie Senior member

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    They didnt cover spelling in med school

    Apparently they didn't cover grammar either.

    I also play a teacher on TV.
     


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    cchen Senior member

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    i heard this actually means you're hydrated and is when it's most beneficial

    Explain. What you said doesn't make sense
     


  7. ryoneo

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    Drink water till your urine is clear. If it's clear you're hydrated. After that, it's too much.
     


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    why Senior member

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    Drink water till your urine is clear. If it's clear you're hydrated. After that, it's too much.

    Nope.
     


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    Rambo Senior member

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    Nope.
    really? I heard that from doctors.
     


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    Jekyll Senior member

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    really? I heard that from doctors.
    So have I.
     


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    My regimen is about the same (add about 50 cycling miles and 5 running miles) and some weight lifting, and I put down maybe a gallon and a half. Maybe 2 gallons if it's roasting outside and i'm losing A LOT of fluid, and all the while I still take in electrolytes. But for the most part, about 1-1.5 gallons on most days. I've heard of people weighing themselves before and after working out to see if their weight is the same. If their weight is the same (assuming they were adequately hydrated beforehand), then they're doing a good job of replenishing their fluids. I'm not sure of the validity, but it makes sense I guess. Of course, this doesn't account for any electrolytes.
    The statement about drinking lots of water depletes electrolytes got me curious, so I checked the label of several multivitamins I have used (from GNC and Centrum). I was delighted to find that they all provide calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, chloride, etc. - what I found in some electrolyte supplement.
     


  13. SoHoJoejoe

    SoHoJoejoe Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine used to think she was getting enough water because of her light colour, she was really just malnourished.
    If you take B vitamins (B12 specifically) or some other substances I can't remember off the top of my head, you'll have distinctly darker urine.

    As an interesting aside, this is a trick used in hacking urine tests. You can drink a lot of water to dilute the results to the point where it may be below the parts per mililitre required. To counter this, they check the color and sometimes protein levels, specifically creatine. Taking vitamin B and some creatine with a large amount of water is a method to try to recounter these dilution countermeasures.
     


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    I drink 3-4 liters a day when I fly. it keep me hydrated and it forces me to wake up and piss, forcing me to walk around every hour or so.
     


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    Jumbie Senior member

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    I just drank a gram of water.
     


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